Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
What a World Powered by the Sun Would Look Like
The Motley Fool - 7/29/2014 4:20:23 PM
According to a graduate thesis by Technical University of Braunschweig student Nadine May, the number of solar panels needed to supply the entire world's energy needs would fill just 25,000 square miles – or an area only slightly larger than the state ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/20/2014 12:29:12 PM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
Journal-World All-Area Cross Country: Boys
LJWORLD - 12/3/2011 8:24:39 AM
• Kain Anderson, Free State senior — raced to second place at Class 6A state championship, posting a 15:55.1 at Rim Rock Farm. • Dawson Colglazier, Santa Fe Trail junior — won three meets this year, dropped his personal record by 42 seconds and ...
Total forest coverage by country
theguardian.com - 9/1/2009 11:57:45 PM
Richer countries such as Canada, Switzerland and Croatia managed to keep their number of hectares at a stable number or have enlarged their total forest area in the same period. But globally, the trend is clear: our forests are disappearing rapidly.
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 2:26:39 PM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
11th annual High Country Hummers: Jewels of the bird world
WMI central - 7/30/2014 4:59:10 AM
The best place to see dozens of them at a time is at Sipe Wildlife Area outside Eagar, especially during the annual High Country Hummers event held every ... amounts of these beautiful jewels of the bird world. Picture taking is the main attraction and ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 7/30/2014 11:25:43 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all ... Brookings Institution. Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people ...
MH370: 26 countries searching area larger than Australia, officials say
theguardian.com - 3/19/2014 7:15:25 AM
Several countries, including Laos and Kazakhstan, have already said they have found no evidence that MH370 entered their airspace after diverting from its route to Beijing. "This is an enormous search area. And it is something that Malaysia cannot possibly ...
Peace Corps Pulling Volunteers From Ebola-Affected Countries
ABC News - 7/30/2014 6:06:35 PM
The U.S. Peace Corps is removing all personnel from countries where the Ebola virus has broken out ... from Liberia “because of instability and ongoing security issues in the area.” Two workers with the group, Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
First World problems as seen by third world people
Southeast Sun - 8/1/2014 4:31:09 PM
This compared to the Third World, defined as countries with high levels of poverty ... He spoke in several churches in the area about the conditions in Haiti today - about three and a half years after the devastating earthquake that killed 300,000 people ...
Want to restore the world's forests? Begin with these 'surprising seven' countries
The Ecologist - 6/3/2014 2:56:29 PM
with 84% of the country classified as opportunity area. The world has lost almost half of its original forest cover, due largely to booming population growth and agricultural expansion. But even though these forests are gone, there is still a tremendous ...